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Migration and Security - JPM773
Anglický název: Migration and Security
Zajišťuje: Katedra bezpečnostních studií (23-KBS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1, Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 20 / 20 (20)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: Jolan Nisbet
Vyučující: prof. PhDr. Emil Aslan, Ph.D.
Jolan Nisbet
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. JUDr. Tomáš Karásek, Ph.D. (29.09.2021)
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Jolan Nisbet (27.09.2021)

Migration and Security



Tuesday 14:00-15:20

Office hours Tuesday 15:30-16:30

Jolan Nisbet




From 2015 onwards there has been an increase in rhetoric linking migration and security within many EU countries. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of relevant academic and policy research on migration, focusing on the implications for national and EU security. 


Learning outcomes

- discuss and analyse the ‘securitization’ of migration

-think critically and creatively about migration

-consider policy implications at the national and EU levels

-reflect on the recent developments of the governance of security in the EU

-plan and complete tasks according to deadlines

-ability to express and apply theoretical concepts



Active participation 20%

Research Paper Outline 10% (Nov 9th)

Presentation 30%

Research Paper 40% (January 10th)


Course outline

October 5th:  Course introduction

October 12th: Theories of Migration

Douglas S. Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino, J.    Edward Taylor (1993). Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal. Population and Development Review, 19 (3): 431-466.

Bakewell, Oliver. 2010. Some reflections on structure and agency in migration theory. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36 (10):1689-1708.

October 19th: Concepts: Who is a migrant?  Who is a refugee?

Heaven Crawley and Dimitris Skleparis, “Refugees, Migrants, Neither, Both: Categorical Fetishism and the Politics of Bounding in Europe’s Migration

 Crisis” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44:1 (2018) 48–64.

Roger Zetter, “More Labels, Fewer Refugees: Remaking the Refugee Label in an Era of Globalization” Journal of Refugee Studies 20:2 (2007) 172-192.

The United Nations, “The legal Framework for protecting refugees,” Available from: https://www.unhcr.org/1951-refugee- convention.html.

October 26th: Actors

Anne Hammerstad, “Introduction,” inThe Rise and Decline of a Global  Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

European Commission. “A Fresh Start on Migration.” Available at:  https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1706.  (Sept, 2020)

November 2nd: EU Migration Cooperation

Marco Scipioni, “Failing forward in EU Migration Policy? EU integration after the 2015 asylum and migration Crisis,” Journal of European Public Policy 25:9 (2018) 1357-1375).

Martin Deleixhe and Denis Duez, “The new European border and coast guard agency: pooling sovereignty or giving it up?” Journal of European Integration 41:7 (2019) 921-936.

November 9th: Irregular Entry * Outline Due*

Annastiina Kallius et al., “Immobilizing Mobility: Border Ethnography, Illiberal Democracy, and the Politics of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Hungary,” American Ethnologist 43:1 (2016) 25-37.

Hailee Caron, “Refugees, Readmission Agreements and Safe Third    Countries: A Recipe for Refoulement,” Journal of Regional Security 12:1 (2017) 27-50.

November 16th:  Forced Migration

Anne, Hammerstadt “Securitisation and Forced Migration.” In Fiddian-Qismeyeh et   al. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Etienne, Piguet, “Theories of voluntary and forced migration.” In book: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Migration and Displacement (2018)17-28.

November 23rd: Coercive Migration

Kelly Greenhill, “Migration as a Weapon in Theory and Practice,” Military Review (Nov/Dec 2015) 23-35.

Nefise Ela Gokalp Aras, “Coercive Engineered Syrian Mass Migration in the EU-Turkey Relations: A Case Study for Future Reference, “International   Migration 57:2 (2019) 186-197.

November 30th:  The External Dimension

Lisa Haferlach and Dilek Kurban, “Lessons Learnt from the EU-Turkey RefugeeAgreement in Guiding EU Migration Partnerships with Origin and Transit Countries Global Policy8:4 (2017) 85-93.

Lisa Heschl, “External Dimension of the European Migration and Asylum Policy,” in Protecting rights of Refugees Beyond European Borders (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2018) 13-45.

December 7th:  Dynamics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Luigi Achilli, “The Good Smuggler: The Ethics and Morals of Human Smuggling among Syrians,” AAPSS 676 (2018)77-93.

Francois Heksbourg, “The Strategic Implications of the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” Survival 57:6 (2016) 7-20.

December 14th: Natural Disasters and Environmental Degradation

Zack Bowersox, “Natural Disasters and Human Trafficking: Do Disasters Affect State Anti-Trafficking Performance,” International  Migration 56:1 (2018) 196-212.

Stern Mwakalimi Kita and Clionadh Raleigh “Environmental migration and international political security.” Handbook of Environmental Migration and Displacement (2018)

December 21st:  Terrorism

 Helbling and Meierrieks, “Transnational terrorism and restrictive immigration policies” Journal of Peace Research. 57:4 (2020) 564-580.

Richard J McAlexander, “How Are Immigration and Terrorism Related? An Analysis of Right- and Left-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe,1980–2004” Journal of Global Security Studies, 5:1 (2020), 179–195.


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